Petition Closed
Petitioning Minister of Finance Hon Bill English

Save our School Journal and keep it and Learning Media in public hands.


The School Journal must remain in public hands. Generations of Kiwi kids know how important the Journal was to their childhood. Privatisation puts the independence, quality and long-term future of this taonga at risk.
The Journal inspires our children to read through stories, poems and plays that reflect their lives. Improving literacy is a core government goal, yet they are throwing one of the best tools to the private sector.
The Journal is a vital pathway for aspiring artists and writers. Many of New Zealand’s best creative success stories, such as Margaret Mahy and Joy Cowley, had their start at the Journal. A well-supported Journal in public hands is necessary to develop talent that enriches our entire culture.

Letter to
Minister of Finance Hon Bill English
Save our School Journal and keep it and Learning Media in public hands.

The School Journal must remain in public hands. Generations of Kiwi kids know how important the Journal was to their childhood. Privatisation puts the independence, quality and long-term future of this taonga at risk.
The Journal inspires our children to read through stories, poems and plays that reflect their lives. Improving literacy is a core government goal, yet they are throwing one of the best tools to the private sector.

The Journal is a vital pathway for aspiring artists and writers. Many of New Zealand’s best creative success stories, such as Margaret Mahy and Joy Cowley, had their start at the Journal. A well-supported Journal in public hands is necessary to develop talent that enriches our entire culture.